Absolutely Ridiculous: Mori Oh Mori!

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Monday, Mar. 12, 2001 | Sitting here alone, so late, so very late, it's hard to imagine how it all went so terribly wrong. To be the leader of the second largest economy in the world for just 11 months...Cherry blossom time is coming...But my premiership was a bloom that fell too soon.

Blossom on a branch
A frigid breeze blows from Hokkaido
Finance Minister Miyazawa is a blooming idiot

I didn't particularly want this job. My wife, who was away at the time, would have...